The Buzzground

When you visit the Insectarium of the Montreal Botanical Garden, you’ll plunge into an unknown and fascinating universe. Whatever your age, you’ll be astounded by the incomparable adaptations and surprising behaviour of insects, the champions of nature.

The Montréal Insectarium is home to some 250,000 specimens of living and naturalized insects, an anthill and many other exciting vivariums. As to the BuzzGround, it is a discovery space at the Insectarium.

This space is designed with families in mind, to give them a chance to explore the fascinating world of Quebec insects.

A Discovery Zone, where they can stroll through a prairie to a pond filled with aquatic wildlife. Along the way they’ll find an interpretation modules and hands-on fun for all ages.

A Fun Zone, with original games for ages 1 to 5 and 6 to 12, on the theme of insect habitats.

A Picnic Zone, next to the space, includes a picnic area, the perfect spot to relax.

There are all kinds of insects hiding in nature – on and under plants, under stones and even in the water. They are a big part of any garden and are essential to its ecological balance, even though they aren’t always easy to spot. Some of them help plants reproduce, while others gobble up harmful insects. Still others recycle dead wood.

Come play and learn some of their secrets!


Find a young man and an insect. Photo : ©


Megarhyssa atrara, Rhysse noirâtre,  giant ichneumon. Photo : ©

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Sphex pensylvanicus, Great black wasp. Photo : ©

crystal ball

A fly in a crystal ball. Photo : ©


An insect in the Buzzground. Photo : ©

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Crystal ball with an insect. Photo : ©

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